When I turn on headlights car dies

Tara Dixon

Asked by Jun 05, 2015 at 01:18 AM about the 2003 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2003 Mazda 5.. When the is running and I turn on the head lights the car dies and it doesn't start back up.

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Get the battery and charging system checked, that sounds like a complete charging system failure.

Tara Dixon

I just put in a new battery and alternator.


That still doesn't mean that it is working, I believe that your charging system is computer controlled on this model, so take it back to the shop that diagnosed the problem and tell then that they didn't fix your problem.

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